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LBJ throws out first pitch

President Johnson and Opening Day 1967

We’re way late on this, but better late than never. This is a terrific photo shared with by old GoDC friend Phil. Thanks for sending this along Phil, and so sorry it took a little extra time to post it....
LBJ on the phone

Lyndon Johnson’s Pants; “Down Where Your Nuts Hang, Is Always a Little Too Tight”

Wow. This one’s an all-time classic. We’ve heard many amusing Lyndon Baines Johnson phone calls on Washington’s C-SPAN radio station (FM 90.1), but somehow we missed this one. In the early afternoon of Aug. 9, 1964, LBJ took time out...
LBJ sent this photo to Lady Bird during their courtship. The caption reads "For Bird--A lovely girl with ideals, principles, intelligence, and refinement from her sincere admirer, Lyndon" (Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library)

Lyndon Johnson’s Love Letters to Lady Bird

We found this photo at the National Archives. It was sent by Lyndon Johnson to his love, Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Taylor. Source: U.S. National Archives
LBJ in the White House with his dogs Him and Her

LBJ’s Beagle Run Over and Killed in White House Driveway

How tragic is this? On June 15th, 1966, President Johnson‘s beagle was accidentally run over by the White House limousine in the driveway of the mansion. Ugh, that’s terrible. Here’s the report in the Washington Post the following day. The...
President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive in San Antonio - November 21st, 1963 (Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum)

November 20th, 1963: JFK to Make Fives Speeches and Attend Two Receptions in Texas

If you read this piece in the Washington Post on Wednesday morning, November 20th, 1963, you probably didn’t think much of it. President Kennedy was making a trip to Texas, the Vice President’s home state. The White House explicitly stated...
President Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act - April 11th, 1968

President Lyndon Johnson’s Remarks on the 1968 Riots Before Signing the Civil Rights Act

This is a clip from President Johnson’s speech before signing the bill into law. This was only a week after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis. We all know that the roots of injustice run deep. But...
Hirshhorn Museum construction 1972

All Eyes On The Hirshhorn, But It Wasn’t Always Pretty (Or Round)

This is a guest post by Aaron. Art fans will focus Thursday night on the outer walls of the Hirshhorn Museum.  Eleven video projectors will paint the Smithsonian’s modern and contemporary ring with 360 degrees of a looping film called, “SONG...
Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson Home Movies From the 1960s

The description below is cut straight from YouTube. This is a home movie from Lady Bird Johnson during the 1960s. The LBJ Library has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to these, so check them out. They’re also on Twitter and...

JFK: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You (1961 Video)

One of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time, this is something worth watching in its entirety. The whole speech is below if you’d like to read it. This is a truly amazing and powerful speech. If...